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Art & Inspiration Pics: 1974 Street Rod Nationals

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Graham Hood, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. 1934coupe
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    Great pictures Desoto, but where they from the Nats East or Minnesota. I don't recognize that 33 Willys PU as being at Nats East. Believe me when I say I checked out all the Willys at the shows I went to and never saw that one. I went to every Nats east from the first one (unofficial) in Rockville MD to the last in Timonium. Rich Vinza old buddy where are you.

    Pat

    Pat
     
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  2. desoto
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    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB
    2. Early Hemi Tech

    St Paul.

    BTW, anyone recognize the guy leaning against the Henway? We'd just parked after having cruised the fairgrounds when I shot the pic.
     
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  3. cabriolethiboy
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    If I am correct there is a rebuild of this car on the HAMB now. Sadly the owner (Buz Svarda) passed away a number of years ago. He was a great guy and his son is really doing a great job on it.
     
  4. carcruse
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    You mean Norm leaning against the cab?
     
  5. F&J
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    desoto, I never met you that I know of.. well, met you "at" your car!!...but,...I am nearly positive I saw your million mile sedan way back in June 1973 at a small show at a shopping plaza in Stafford Ct!! I recall the White? body color? or I BET the white body was ACTUALLY on that the Anglia? that had the same "style" or same artist's wild art? which was Alice-IN-Wonderland on that white one...anyways I am fairly sure your sedan was there?...and... I recall ALL the stick-on dash plaques all over the radiator support??? Yes/NO??? lol... fun times EVEN if my mind is Really messed up from lyme! I do now think your sedan was NOT white, but that goldish copper! lol.. Rock IT ON, dude!
     
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  7. tombstone
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    Great thread !!! Brings back great memories !!! Great to see ya posting pics from this era Skip , And Sabby and his antics ! I believe Angels Champagne was involved , hahaha !!!
    Ernie from Regina ...
     
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  8. paul55
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    Love these old pics! Brings back lots of great memories as a teen growing up in the 70's, and going to all the Nats and other runs.
     
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  9. Randy Nash (Deuce Roadster) was there. HRP

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  10. Fordors
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    Random thoughts from St. Paul. There was a guy with a T bucket pulling a trailer with his German Shepherd in a dog house. Sieben (seven in German) was his seventh Shepherd and traveled cross country with him. We ran into him multiple years.
    Another guy with a T running a 6-71 blown 427 BBC would go for a cruise and park the car, put the key on top of the blower scoop and walk away.
    Then there were the wild nights on University Ave., cruising , burn outs and more. Eventually the cops had enough and opened the hydrants.
    Good memories from good times.
     
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  11. Dan Ive got a whole lot more from my uncle who was also on the tour- will get them up as soon as I can!

    Better up here than sitting in a box!


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  12. Since this thread got revived here are all of my uncle's slides from the same event.

    These are in 35mm so it's a bit more difficult to get the same color and resolution - a few of them were water damaged and badly faded but anyway..

    A few notable pics for me:

    The guy on the right of this picture with the camera is my dad, this must be the camera that he shot all of the earlier pics that I posted with.


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    In front of the camper is my aunt, note the poster in the window: "Reef Street Rod Association, Johannesburg So. Africa" - their local club

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    Velvet covered pickup?

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    Someone was onto the rat rod thing in 1974 already:

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    For some reason this is my best shot from this lot:

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    here are the rest:

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    More to follow!
     

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  13. i.rant
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    Not a chair or a canopy in sight...........;)
     
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  14. F&J
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    How the hell would I have noticed that?..... as anyone wouldn't, who was into rods at that moment in time.....Wow...the wild rush from all these photographs! (They're not just "pics" ..lol) AND all the Comments! placed on this thread from all of youse'...! WoWee!
     
  15. kabinenroller
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    The ‘40 with flames was Lobecks for sure. Does anyone remember the brass plaque on the firewall? Do you remember what it said??
    I have a photo of it somewhere, but it would take a year to locate it. I quoted the inscription below......
    Jim

    “A ‘40 without flames is like sex without a Tongue”
     
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  16. 1929rats
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    what a great post and cars of the era. I remember going to some street rod shows in the 70's. I was very young, but they made an impression on me....thanks for sharing all these great photos
     
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  17. paul55
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    The last series of pics shows Buttera's T sedan and many other cars I remember seeing throughout the 70's and 80's. Keep'em coming!!
     
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  18. KevinS
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    Thank you for the picture of our Rockne. Yes, unfortunately my father passed away 22 years ago at the young age of 51. The Rockne has been in the family since 1968. My brother and I grew up in this car along with the matching 32 Rockne sedan. A build thread that is mentioned can be seen here for anyone interested in following the build. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1932-studebaker-rockne-build-thread.1071483/
     
  19. I definitely remember and miss those hotpants,

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  20. DDDenny
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    Or cry babies!
    Good lord, who came up with those things?
     
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    43 years later. The body and frame are in a garage about 20 miles from me. Not for sale.
     
  22. kabinenroller
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    I saw the Buttera T sedan last year, it was in a corner in the basement of the Peterson Museum in L.A. along with quite a few famous Hot Rods.
     
  23. Chuck Craig
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    Is the C cab the original Norm Henway?
     
  24. greg32
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    Thank You. A trip back in time.
     
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  25. paul55
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    I was fortunate enough to go for a short ride in it in 1975, at the Memphis Nats.
     
  26. zzford
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    I do remember those days. As I remember, the trends were: Resto-rods, lots of outlandish paint jobs, Jag rear ends, and rear tires hanging out in the breeze. Just like bell bottom jeans and platform shoes. Thank goodness trends change.
     
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  27. LOU WELLS
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    Nice clear pictures from a time long gone...Thanks and you are appreciated...
     
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  28. BobF
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    Yes, it was St.Paul, MN at the fair grounds. Although my car wasn't finished, I worked for a company Hq'd there, so I arranged a business trip back there for the week :) Still have pix of several of those same cars at that event.
     
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  29. jeepsterhemi
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    FWIW, I buy car magazines since mid-sixties, happened to have the first four Street Rod Pictorial.

    There is over 30 pages of the '74 National in the fourth edition.

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